Thursday Folder

Thursday Folder

Thursday Folder 

Eagle Ridge Elementary

November 12, 2020 


Picture Retakes are tomorrow!!!!!

  • Re-takes and new student pictures will be taken on Friday, November 13

We are encouraging our Eagle Ridge e-Learners to have their pictures taken on Friday, November 13 as well! Pictures will be taken in the front mobile. e-Learners can come any time between 11-3. Please take your temperature before you arrive, sign in and knock on the door. We will be having one student in at a time to ensure proper social distancing. We would love to have all of our students represented in our yearbook and a picture to mark this special year!

Please see the300518 Eagle Ridge Retake Flyer 2020.pdf for even more information.

Lost & Found:

We will have our Lost & Found items outside on tables everyday next week. If your student has lost anything, please come to the front of the school to look for your missing items.

The Virtual Holiday Shop is Coming!

Shopping dates are Monday, November 16th through Friday, December 11th

We want to continue the Holiday Shop tradition at our school, with an online version this year.  We know the students always look forward to shopping for mom, dad, and the rest of the family and do not want them to miss the experience this year.  Please help your student(s) go online to choose their own special gifts for the family.

Go to to shop.

·  Students will need to enter the ERE school code of EGRD to shop.

·  Payment may be made with a credit or debit card (3% service charge)

·  Free shipping on all orders over $35 ($4 - $7 shipping fee on orders less than $35)

·  Students will receive a free self-sealing mylar gift bag for every item purchased

·  Items will be shipped directly to your house

·  All orders must be placed no later than Friday, December 11th

Questions?  Please send an email to the ERE PTA at

Please see the following Holiday Shop Blurb for e-Thursday folder 2020.docx  for even more information


November is Habit 3: Put First Things First

In Mr. Forest’s PE classroom, he speaks with students about working first and then we can play a game. For instance, fourth graders are creating a fitness station in which classmates must create an activity based upon a component of fitness. Students work hard to complete the task and then they can play a game. In PE, students are therefore working hard to complete their assignments as they anticipate a fun activity.







November 2-20:  Paper Drive

November 13:  Last Day to Purchase Spiritwear (Sale Extended!)

November 13:  Mr. Humphrey’s Eats a Grasshopper

November 17:  Restaurant Night at Parry’s Pizza (11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.)

November 23-27:  No School (Thanksgiving Break)

December 1:  SCRIPS Order Forms Due 


The budget for Eagle Ridge Elementary has taken a hit this year as a result of COVID-19.  One of the budget items that the PTA has agreed to support this year is school supplies.  The success of our first annual Read-A-Thon allowed the PTA to provide $20,000 towards Eagle Ridge’s supply budget. Unfortunately, the school still needs our help -- in the form of white copy paper.  Please consider donating a ream of white copy paper anytime from November 2nd through November 20th.  This paper will be used in the school’s production room for making copies and in the classrooms by teachers and students.  ERE-PAPERDRIVE-FLYER-Sm.png 


Since we reached our $30,000 goal for Read-A-Thon, Mr. Humphreys has to eat a chocolate covered GRASSHOPPER in front of the entire school!  This fun event will happen THIS FRIDAY (November 13th) during morning announcements!  A live-stream video will be broadcast into each classroom so that all ERE students can watch.  If you have a student who is on quarantine or if you are an elearner, we don’t want you to miss out.  Click on the attached link to watch live on Friday (beginning around 8:30 a.m.):  You don’t want to miss this!



Our spiritwear sale has been EXTENDED through November 13th.  To purchase items, please visit and click on “Eagle Ridge Elementary”.  This year we are offering a variety of items including t-shirts, long-sleeved shirts and hoodies (including a new hot pink color especially for 6th grade students).  See the attached flyer for more information (WEBSTORE FLYER Eagle Ridge 10.7.20.pdf). 


Take a break from cooking and join us on Tuesday, November 17th from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. at the Parry’s Pizza location in Highlands Ranch (9567 S. University Blvd.)  for our November Restaurant Night! Whether you are dining in, getting take-out or having your order delivered, mention “Eagle Ridge” at checkout and Parry’s Pizza will give 20% of the proceeds back to our school.  We hope to see you there!  Please see the following flyer for even more information:  Parrys-2020.jpg here.


We are excited to bring back the Eagle Ridge Staff Gift Giving Program, which is intended to be a convenient and affordable way for families to provide teachers and staff with gifts they love. If you would like to participate, please indicate the amount you would like to give to each staff member on the attached form and return the form (with payment) by Tuesday, December 1st.  Forms can be returned to the school or via email at  Staff members will be given their total gift amount and a list of families who contributed.  Staff members will then get to pick the gift cards of their choice.

We are also giving you an opportunity to order cards personally when we place the staff's orders.  This is a great opportunity to get a jump on your holiday shopping!  A portion (2%-21% depending on the retailer) of all gift card purchases goes back to Eagle Ridge.   The personal order form is attached and payment is due upon ordering.  Gift cards will be delivered before winter break.   See the attached ERE Staff Gift Giving - Winter 2020.pdf 

Completed forms and payment are due by December 1st.



Discovery Program Application Process

The application process for the Discovery Program is now open.  Applications are due December 4, 2020. The Discovery Program is designed for highly advanced gifted learners in grades 2 - 6 whose needs will be best met in a center based program.  

Discovery Program Flyer

Discovery Program Application and Process

Want to know more about DCSD's Discovery Program? Join parents of Discovery students and staff from our district's Advanced Academics and Gifted Education team to learn more about this programming available through Discovery.

Join DCAGT (Douglas County Association for Gifted and Talented) on their Facebook page on Wednesday, November 11 from 6:00 to 7:00pm

Battle of the Books

In lieu of this year’s in-person Battle of the Books competition, we have decided to offer a modified online quiz show. Students will have a list of 3 books (one list for 3rd/4th grade and another list for 5th/6th) to read between Thanksgiving and early February. Students will compete individually from home in a series of 3 online quiz shows (hosted by DCL); the top scores from each school will contribute to the school’s running point total. At the end of the competition (3 quiz shows over a 3-week period), the school with the highest number of points will be crowned the champion and receive a trophy. We will also give weekly prizes to students with the highest scores.

Schools will provide: students to compete! We will have a series of “practice” shows in January to get students familiar with the software. There will be no coaching required for this competition; students compete as individuals, but their score goes toward the school’s point total. Schools will need to compile a running list of students involved in the quiz shows, and help us ensure that students’ usernames in the software reflect the school for whom they are competing.

DCL will provide: the infrastructure, including book list, quiz shows, and prizes. We will do our best to ensure that the three books chosen are available in digital format, as well as easily accessible in paperback for schools choosing to purchase additional copies.

***Battle of the Books competition will take place online in January and February.  Please let me know by Monday, 11/9/20 if your school is interested.  No coaching or practice required.  

Library News:

 Thank you so much for supporting our ERE digital book fair! Our sales totaled over $1600, of which $600 went directly to our library to purchase new books for our students. Your child should have received their book order by now. ERE families, you are so very appreciated!

Girl Scout Troops

A Girl Scout Troop has started for K-1st grade girls and they are looking to add girls from Eagle Ridge! Please see the following SUT_NovDecHR (1).docx  to learn more about it!

Nutrition Services

Beginning Friday 11/6/2020, Nutrition Services is moving the meal bag pickups back to 1:00pm-2:00pm based on feedback. The pickup sites are still the neighborhood nine middle schools and the nine high schools, plus Roxborough Primary.  HERE to all of the flyers.